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Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri accurata descriptio, et iconibus artificiosissimis expressio, per universam physices historiam : Opus, cui, in hoc rerum genere, nullum par exstitit


Published 1734
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statement of responsibility: Ex toto terrarum orbe collegit, digessit, descripsit, et depingendum curavit Albertus Seba ...

Text in Latin and French, with an introductory poem in Dutch.

Preface by Hermann Boerhaave. Tomes 3 and 4 were edited by H.D. Gaubius, P. Massuet, L. Jancourt, and P. van Musschenbroek. P. Artedi wrote most of the descriptions of fish. The illustrations were drawn and engraved by various artists, apparently under the supervision of P. Tanjé.

A thorough discussion of this publication appears in an article by L.B. Holthuis, "Albertus Seba's 'Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri ...' (1734-1765) and the 'Planches de Seba' (1827-1831)", in: Zoologische mededelingen, deel 43, no. 19 (1969), p. 239-[255].

Imprint of t. 4: Amstelaedami, apud H.C. Arksteum, et H. Merkum, et Petrum Schouten, 1765.

Tome 3 has printer's note on prelim. p.: "Lugduni Batavorum, Typis Eliae Luzac, Junioris"; the date that follows in Roman numerals seems to be 1769, but the CHMRB copy has an old paper tab partly pasted over the date, making it appear to be 1760 instead.

Collation of plates: t.1, CXI; t.2, CXIV; t.3, CXVI; t.4, CVIII; many of the plates are on double leaves.

Title printed in red and black.

Title vignette; initials; head- and tail-pieces, including some tail-pieces signed VLS.

citation/reference: Wood, C. Vertebrate zoology, p. 560.

citation/reference: BM (Natural history), p. 1889.

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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Text in Latin and French, with an introductory poem in Dutch

Preface by Hermann Boerhaave. Tomes 3 and 4 were edited by H.D. Gaubius, P. Massuet, L. Jancourt, and P. van Musschenbroek. P. Artedi wrote most of the descriptions of fish. The illustrations were drawn and engraved by various artists, apparently under the supervision of P. Tanjé

A thorough discussion of this publication appears in an article by L.B. Holthuis, "Albertus Seba's 'Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri ...' (1734-1765) and the 'Planches de Seba' (1827-1831)", in: Zoologische mededelingen, deel 43, no. 19 (1969), p. 239-[255]

Imprint of t. 4: Amstelaedami, apud H.C. Arksteum, et H. Merkum, et Petrum Schouten, 1765

Tome 3 has printer's note on prelim. p.: "Lugduni Batavorum, Typis Eliae Luzac, Junioris"; the date that follows in Roman numerals seems to be 1769, but the CHMRB copy has an old paper tab partly pasted over the date, making it appear to be 1760 instead

Collation of plates: t.1, CXI; t.2, CXIV; t.3, CXVI; t.4, CVIII; many of the plates are on double leaves

Title printed in red and black

Title vignette; initials; head- and tail-pieces, including some tail-pieces signed VLS

Includes bibliographical references and indexes

Wood, C. Vertebrate zoology

BM (Natural history)

extracted picklist

SCNHRB has t. 1-2 only; CHMRB has a complete set (t. 1-4)

SCNHRB copy has a 2 p. prospectus for the edition bound in at the end of t. 1

SCNHRB copy has an old, re-backed, blind- and gilt-tooled full leather binding with modern faux marbled endpapers and red sprinkled edges

CHMRB copy has several hand-colored plates

CHMRB copy has armorial bookplate: Ex libris bibliothecae comitis J.M. Portalis

CHMRB copy has bookplate: Presented by the Misses Hewitt, February, 1922

CHMRB copy has accession nos.: (t.1) 12163; (t.2) 12164; (t.3) 12165; (t.4) 12166

CHMRB copy has some pencilled annotations throughout

CHMRB copy is bound in old red quarter-leather over red paper boards; gilt-tooled spine; re-backed; typed binding restoration note, dated July 1978, by Carolyn Horton & Associates, is on back paste-down endpaper of t. 3


Volume 4
Publisher Amstelaedami : Apud J. Wetstenium, & Gul. Smith, & Janssonio-Waesbergios
Year 1734
Pages 528
Possible copyright status NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language Latin; French; Dutch
Call number 39088008313124
Digitizing sponsor Biodiversity Heritage Library
Book contributor Smithsonian Libraries
Collection biodiversity

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